Research & Writing

1917525_10156740695065646_8806610553053117451_nIn addition to performing and teaching, Kim has a passion for research and writing, with work in areas ranging from local history (especially as it pertains to the arts) to music pedagogy. Follow the links below to learn more about these projects, and where possible, read her work online!


Tacoma’s Lincoln District, Arcadia Publishing, 2018

Tacoma’s Theater District, Arcadia Publishing, 2015

Web Projects, a blog devoted to sharing stories of musicians and musical events from Tacoma’s history.  Includes work by Kim, as well as her students and colleagues.


On to St. Louis: Music, Daffodils, and the City of Destiny. COLUMBIA, the magazine of the Washington State Historical Society, Spring 2018.

Tacoma Theatre: The Finest Temple on the Coast.  COLUMBIA, The Magazine of Northwest History, Spring 2016: Vol. 30, No. 1

All My Students are Non-Majors: An Online Music Course for a Diverse Student Body. Symposium, journal of the College Music Society, Volume 57, March 2017.

Teaching (and diversifying) classical music through Wikipedia. WikiEdu Blog, February 2016.


Musical History of Tacoma. January 17, 2019. Invited talk, Senior University program, Franke Tobey Jones retirement community.

Tacoma’s Lincoln District. October 8, 2018. Invited talk, Tacoma Historical Society.

You’ll Like Tacoma: Booster Songs for the City of Destiny. Grit City Think-n-Drink Series, The Swiss Pub, August 8, 2017.

Singing for Tacoma: Mrs. Goheen and the Lincoln High School Choirs (1929-1955). April 21, 2016. Presentation for the “Scholarly Selections” series sponsored by UW Tacoma and the Washington State History Museum.

When Rachmaninoff Played Tacoma: Music at the Tacoma Theater. March 20, 2014. Presentation for the “Scholarly Selection” series sponsored by UW Tacoma and the Tacoma Washington State History Museum.